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Monday January 15, 2018. All Stars Media
But not in the way we hoped for and the only winner on the night was probably the farmers in the region with rain constant on Saturday.
After completing 6 heats back to back VA68 Jess Moulden lined up alongside US00 Cory Eliason on the front row of the A. It was shaping up to be a fantastic race before the rain hit again and unfortunately the 35Lap event was abandoned with only a few laps completed. A night like this leaves everyone disappointed and wondering what might or could have been.
A very disappointed Mandy Searle tells us “I have to thank all of the Simpson Speedway Committee, the track crew and all their volunteers for the 110% effort they put in to getting our show completed. The commitment they show their club is amazing. They really wanted to make this show happen and worked so hard to try and achieve it.
This is the third rain effected show they had had for the season and as this was only their third show so far for the season that’s pretty horrible odds for them. I want to thank my team, working under these difficult circumstances put so much pressure on them and they all take it on their shoulders and keep going.
Thanks also to all the 30 teams that supported us. Everyone one of them wanted to get the show done working with us all night. The clean-up they all have after nights like this is mammoth. All our teams work hard to be able to compete in this show some making plans 12 months in advance to lock in lease engines, bring International drivers over or just be at their best for the night.
Also we have to thank all our sponsors, supporters and spectators who came and stayed. While most of us have trucks to shelter in during the rain they sit out in the open with tarps and umbrellas and wait. They are a truly dedicated group. Cory Eliason came up to me in my office and made me laugh at about 1.30 in the morning and said – Mandy I really wanted to get my name back on that Perpetual Trophy but I guess now you will have to put 2017-2018 winner – Mother Nature, at that stage I really I needed a bright comment that made me smile.”
So now the Monday after there is really only one thing to do – get ready for our next show and start working on next year’s Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge.
Thursday January 11, 2018. All Stars Media
With USA & Aussie Stars the magnitude of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge increases every year and with $10K on the nose makes the event the richest A Main for 360’s in Australia. The 8th running of this event is a highlight for the season. Series regulars get to mix it with the best in the world and line up alongside their heroes.
Defending Champ Cory Eliason has teamed up again with Adam Curry’s Maxwill Engines/Devil Race Karts USA00. Eliason cleaned up last year in his first Australian visit and will looking for a repeat performance.
Terry McCarl is back driving for the Hutchins Team. This will be the first 2018 outing in Australia for T-Mac and his second trip to the Bungador Bullring. McCarl is a past winner of the 360 Knoxville Nationals and regular 360 runner in the States. McCarl managed a 2nd last year and has come back to take out the big money.
Travis Rilat has just flown in from Forney, Texas. Rilat is driving the PJS Motorsport USA29. Rilat is multiple winner of the Tyson Perez Memorial event but this will be his first trip to Simpson track. Rilat always put’s on a show and we expect nothing less from him this trip. We wonder if anyone has warned him about the flies!
“What a cool honour it will be our All Star contracted teams – Caruso, Farrer, Tancredi, Lock, Solomon’s, Gartner, Evans, Atkins, Wren, Dalitz & Forrell to race with these guys. A life time experience for them and all of them are capable of winning.” says Mandy Searle.
This is also RD 6 of the Series with Championship points starting to become important our All Stars will not only want to take the money from the yanks but also secure top points towards their championship battle.
If you’re looking for an action packed Saturday night the place to be is Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway for the All Star Challenge where the racing will hard and fast. Time Trials kick off at 5.00 and racing at 6.00pm.
Sunday January 7, 2018. All Media
Mark Caruso’s SA33 extended his series points lead when he dominated the A Main with a flag to flag win in RD5 at Timmis Speedway last night. In what can only be described as oppressive heat with temperatures in the high 40’s throughout the day tested all teams. V77 Brayden Parr came home strongly in second after charging through the field from 9th spot. Rounding out the top 3 was James Wren. This was Wren’s first podium in the All Stars Series and he had a smile to match.
Due to time constraints the feature was declared 4 laps from the finish line. Caruso was under siege on numerous occasions with lap traffic causing a few difficulties to get passed. The racing was hot and fast in the pack with multiple 3 wide racing all through A-Main. Michael Tancredi was enjoying a welcome return to form early on after starting in 6th and running down Caruso in the early sector of the race. The car was spannered by Tony Bartlett but got caught up with lapped traffic and spun causing him to go to the rear of the field in the dying stages.
The Solomon Brothers, Paul and Chris continued their rich vein of form rounding out the top 5 after putting on a thrilling show battling with Parr and Wren on multiple occasions for the minor spots on the podium.
Jack Gartner had another good night behind the wheel of the SA16 finishing in a strong 6th. Shaun Forrell enjoyed his best result in quite some time with a 7th place finish. He was followed Trigga Gates, Phil Lock and Jarmin Dalitz rounding out the top 10.
Daniel Evans who was running 5th in the series before Round 5 was again challenging the lead pack before being squeezed against the wall coming off turn 4 giving the flag man an exciting but scary view of the action with Evan flipping across the Start line. He was joined on the infield by Brenten Farrer who made contact with a lapped vehicle whilst running second earlier in the race.
The Mildura track staff did an amazing job in preparing a multiple groove race track and the heat races showed this with side by side racing. Heat wins went to Paul and Chris Solomon, Michael Tancredi and Trigga Gates.
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – not awarded as Time Trials we cancelled.
A Main results: 1st SA33 Mark Caruso, 2nd V77 Brayden Parr, 3rd V16 James Wren, 4th V 7 Paul Solomon, 5th V83 Chris Solomon, 6th SA16 Jack Gartner, 7th NS38 Shaun Forrell, 8th SA5 Trigga Gates, 9th V4 Phil Lock, 10th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 11th SA69 Cody Atkins, 12th VA2 Boyd Harris, 13th V29 Michael Tancredi, 14th VA91 Dan Scott, 15th VA55 Georgia McLeod, 16th V33 Ron Donaldson, 17th SA38 Lachlan McDonough, 18th SA98 Cheian Perrett, 19th- S77 Dan Evans-DNF, 20th V34 Brenten Farrer – DNF.
Heat winners: SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA33 Mark Caruso, V7 Paul Solomon, NT26 Tony Moule
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –James Wren- $100 cash
B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s –Jarman Dalitz– drum of methanol
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Trigga Gates
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Georgia McLeod
All Star Hot Arse Award – Brayden Parr- Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –not given – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Cheian Perrett
Friday January 5, 2018. All Media
We always speak of the young guns that run with us throughout the season. Young and talented 16/17/18 year old’s. They have no fear and always race hard. They may only have a few race meetings of experience and we love having them as part of our Series.
So with that in mind we also need to recognise the ‘older’ or more ‘mature’ drivers, the ones that have a wealth of experience. This Saturday night we welcome back one of our All Star Series members and regulars. Ron Donaldson is having his first run since an accident at Moama ended his season last year. ‘Why is this special people might ask? – Well Ron turns 65 in March. You really have to admire his passion, dedication and desire to still compete.” Mandy Searle says.
“Ronnie has been competing with us since back in 2009. No spring chicken even then but that didn’t stop him. I remember one year he won our Vortex Altitude Award for the biggest roll over for the season. His dedication to 360’s is amazing. If he isn’t racing he is crewing for Michael Holt, Chris Campbell, Rusty Hickman, Darren Hickman or anyone else that needs a hand on the night.
Over the past few months he has put a new J & J car together, purchased a 360 engine, and refurbished his race transporter even staining the timber floor boards in it. Ronnie will be the oldest driver to compete with us. We wish him well, appreciate his efforts and hope the night goes well for him in his beloved V33. ”
Ron started racing when he was 19 in a FB Holden sedan. He then took time out with a young family and business and recommenced racing in the wing division in the early 1990’s and he has been a competitor/crew member/supporter ever since.
Thursday January 4, 2018. All Media
After breaking for Christmas the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series returns to Timmis Speedway this Saturday night 6thJanuary and with another good car count of 23 cars teams are prepping to battle the heat and kick off their 2018 season.
With teams travelling from Adelaide, Melbourne and surrounding areas Mildura is half way for all our teams and like a home base to them. “One thing we can always guarantee at Mildura is plenty of hard and fast action and this Saturday will be exactly the same. Our teams always race hard and they all love the venue” Searle says.
Mark Caruso’s SA33 has a one point lead on Championship points over defending Series champ Chris Solomon. Solomon is driving the family owned FMG V83. Caruso is also a past Series Champ and the duo will put on some great racing. Currently sitting in third in the Series is Paul Solomon just 35 points behind his younger brother who will also be looking at locking in another A Main win for the season.
Jarman Dalitz’s SA95 has been showing improvement this season and with guru spanner man Tony Bartlett occasionally helping the team will continue to do so.
Young gun Brayden Parr makes a return to the Series for the first time this season. Parr is driving for the Skidmore - Parr Racing V77 and is always exciting to watch. Parr has been racing 410’s all season and its fantastic to have him return to the Series. Hard charging SA77 Dan Evans, SA96 Brendan Guerin, V34 Brenten Farrer, SA69 Cody Atkins, all have their own goals for this Saturday.
Then we have the under 20’s talent of VA15 Corey Lincoln, SA16 Jack Gartner, SA32 Ben Gartner, VA55 Georgia McLeod, SA98 Cheian Perrett trying to beat the “oldies” or “veterans” for want of a better word - V4 Lock, NS38 Forrell, V11 Foster just to name a few.
With the forecast of hot weather in Mildura on Saturday there will be a later than normal start at 7.00pm. Time Trials have been cancelled in an attempt to look after all the teams and the race track. Come along and be part of the family friendly action. Timmis Speedway, 3342 Deakin Ave, Mildura.
Wednesday December 27, 2017. All Media
Travis Rilat normally makes his 30hr flight to Australia in February for the Spud Memorial but this year plans have changed.
Unfortunately with the date change at Mt Gambier for the Spud show being run later in the month Rilat could not make this date due to prior commitments in the states.
But luckily car owner Phil Seymour has decided to run the big shows in January incorporating the Challenge and the Classic. Rilat has won multiple Spud shows and will be looking for a $10k pay day for this trip . Seymour has wanted to run the Classic for a long time and this year plans have fallen into place.
“While we are disappointed Travis cannot make our Spud show we are pretty excited to have him run with us for the Challenge.” Searle says.
Friday December 22, 2017. All Media
In the richest 360 A Main in Australia names are already starting to roll in for the show and with $10K on the line for the winner it is no wonder. USA’s Cory Eliason winner of last years All Star Challenge is back in Australia and will be looking for a back to back win in this year’s 8th running of the show.
Eliason is again driving for the SA based Currie Racing Devil Race Karts USA00. Terry McCarl has also locked in and will want to step it up one position on last year’s 2nd. McCarl is driving the Melbourne Stainless Team USA24 ART based in Bacchus Marsh for the show and will also be competing in the Classic the weekend after. McCarl is looking forward to running at the ‘Avocado shaped’ track as he affectionately named it last year.
West Australian based newcomer to the Series WA96 Aldo DePaoli is another to nominated early. DePaoli has been running a 410 in Victoria this season but is no newcomer to 360’s being a regular competitor with 360s back in W.A. Ex Series Champ Mark Caruso’s SA33 and recent winner of the JSR King of the Rivers has indicated his intent to run back at Simpson after a few season absence.
With $10,000 for 1st, $2600 -2nd, $1800-3rd, $1500-4th, $1200-5th, $1000-6th back to $600 just to start the A this is a fantastic payout for 360 teams. A total of $27K being paid out on the show. Any competitor interested in competing is welcome and we would love to have you be a part of the 8th Annual Challenge.
“This is pretty exciting for both the All Stars and Simpson and puts us right up there with other major sprintcar events in January. It is the first $10K to win show we have run and shows our dedication to the annual event which is held the weekend before the Grand Annual Classic. It kicks off a week of major race meetings in the state with the Presidents Cup being held at Avalon and the Kings Challenge at Mt Gambier then finishing at Warrnambool with 3 nights for the Classic.” says Mandy Searle.
Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers Annual All Star Challenge is being held at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway January 13 2018 and to help celebrate the series.
Nomination Forms are available from www.sprintcarallstars.com.au and can be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 03 9338 7476.
Sunday December 17, 2017. All Media
Mark Caruso’s feature win secured him enough points to take out the JSR ‘King of the Rivers’ at Wangaratta Speedway for RD4 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series. In what was an almost perfect night Caruso quick timed, had a heat win, and won the Pole Shoot out to put him off pole in the A Main. Caruso dominated the A from flag to flag in the SA33 Pro 4x4 Cool.
Followed home in second by NT26 Tony Moule with Jarman Dalitz’s SA95 in third. Young gun Jack Gartner fourth and Chris Solomon rounding out the top 5.
Coming into the final round of the JSR King of the Rivers mini-series Chris Solomon was leading with Caruso in second. With double points on the night and the pair finishing first and fifth enough points were secured by Caruso to give him a 14 point margin to take out the crown and the bonus money. Team support continues to grow for the 3rd running of the King of the River held over the opening rounds of the series. “We may have to now look at upgrading our Cape & Crown for next season to step up to the next level.” Promoter Searle tells us.
With three reds in the 30 main a large Christmas crowd were treated to some action. V78 Chris Campbell rode the wall, SA98 young Cheian Perret another to do the same and NS38 Shaun Forrell all in separate incidents. Unfortunately all 3 cars were unable to continue and parked on the infield. SA95 Dalitz and SA16Gartner both showed talent as they diced with each other after both qualifying into the Top 6 Pole Shoot out earlier.
Tancredi’s V29, Dan Evans SA77, Paul Solomon’s V7 and V16 Mr Consistent James Wren also put on a show with exciting racing. Unfortunately for the Farrer team they were unable to start the A with engine issues finishing their night in Heat 4.
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – SA33 Mark Caruso with a 14.706
A Main results: 1st SA33 Mark Caruso, 2nd NT26 Tony Moule, 3rd SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 4th SA16 Jack Gartner, 5th V83 Chris Solomon, 6th V7 Paul Solomon, 7th SA77 Dan Evans, 8th V16 James Wren, 9th V29 Michael Tancredi, 10th SA69 Cody Atkins, 11th VA2 Boyd Harris, 12th V33 Michael Holt, 13th V4 Phil Lock, 14th NS38 Shaun Forrell- DNF, 15th SA98 Cheian Perrett-DNF, 16th V78 Chris Campbell-DNF, 17th V9 Jason Domaschenz-DNF
Heat winners: SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA33 Mark Caruso, V7 Paul Solomon, NT26 Tony Moule
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Cheian Perrett - $100 cash
B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – Cody Atkins – drum of methanol
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – James Wren
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Paul Solomon
All Star Hot Arse Award –Michael Holt - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Phil Lock
Wednesday December 13, 2017. All Media
After a two weekend delay caused by weather the JSR King of the River final will be decided Saturday night at Wangaratta Speedway and with several teams in contention to claim the Crown and the $2000 it will be a thrilling way to finish the mini-series.
Only 50 points separate the top 10 and with double points on offer for the final it really is anyone’s to win. 13 teams have contested all rounds of the mini-series showing the popularity it has developed.
Chris Solomon’s V83 is currently holding a marginal lead on both the Championship and King of the River with 802 points. Mark Caruso’s SA33 has made a return to the Series and is only 8 points behind Solomon on 794. Sitting in third is another South Aussie young gun Dan Evans in the SA77 Maxim with 786. 4th is Brenten Farrer’s V34 on 781 and rounding out the top 5 is current King of the River Champ V7 of Paul Solomon on 773.
Talk about extreme weather challenging our return to Wangaratta after 8 seasons, firstly we cancel with floods forecast in the area and this Saturday we face extreme heat, but as long as we can get the show in that is the main thing. “We are looking forward to running at the newly resurfaced track and with the points so close you can guarantee to see exciting racing. We also have to thank the Committee at Wangaratta Speedway for rescheduling our event .” Searle tells us.
All the regulars are making the trip up the Hume Hwy – Farmer Phil Lock’s V4, V16 James Wren V29 Michael Tancredi, NS38 Shaun Forrell, SA69 Cody Atkins, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA16 Jack Gartner & SA32 Ben Gartner, NT26 Tony Moule just to name a few.
Engine Start and Hot Laps start at 5.30 at Wangaratta Speedway, Shanley St., Wangaratta this Saturday 16th December.
Tuesday December 5, 2017. All Media
As did every speedway in Victoria last weekend the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series had to cancel RD 4 at Wangaratta Speedway.
It has been 9 seasons since the All Stars visited Wangaratta so this was very disappointing for everyone especially the Committee of the Club after all their efforts to get Sprintcars back at their race track.
With negotiations held very early last week when this bad weather was forecast between the Wangaratta Committee and the All Star promotion we have been fortunate enough to reschedule the event to December 16th.
“We are pleased that we could reschedule the final of our JSR King of the Rivers mini-series as it would have been a shame to lose it. We are now just hoping that all our teams can support the show even though it is closer to Christmas. I did check with teams beforehand and it was suitable to most of them.” Promoter Mandy Searle tells us. Drivers wishing to compete on December 16 please nominate via [email protected]
Sunday November 26, 2017. All Media
Brenten Farrer almost scored a clean sweep in RD3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star series picking up Quick Time, a Heat win and the A Main for the night.
After bolting a new Maxim together thru the week the team were rewarded for their efforts taking out his first A Main win for the Series this season.
Landing in Australia only 3 days ago from California Cory Eliason showed speed all night. Lining up on the front row with Farrer, Eliason took the lead into the first lap. It wasn’t long before Farrer saw the opportunity to pass Eliason and lead for the next few laps. The pair again swapped positions as lap traffic started to take effect.
With 6 laps remaining Eliason tagged the wall in turn 2 ending his night on the infield. Caruso was on the charge also winding in Farrer in the dying stages coming home in second. Brendan Guerin was hot on the tail of Caruso just waiting for the right opportunity but laps not allowing him enough time came home in 3rd, Chris Solomon crossed in 4th and Paul Solomon rounding out the top 5.
A fast racy track provided the opportunity for some great close racing and the crowd were treated to an exciting 30 laps.
Eliason and Farrer battled it out in the Pole Shoot Out for front row positions also. Eliason had mechanical issues and with his front wheel racing down the back stretch unattached to his car relegating him to Position 2. Luckily for the Adam Currie team they sustained only front end damage.
With a fireworks display and a Stunt Planes supplied by the local Christmas Pageant in Murray Bridge during the night spectators were given a very pretty back drop to the night’s entertainment
Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award was V34 Brenten Farrer with a 13.022
A Main results: 1st V34Brenten Farrer, 2nd SA33Mark Caruso, 3rd SA96 Brendan Guerin, 4th V83 Chris Solomon, 5th V7 Paul Solomon, 6th SA69 Cody Atkins, 7th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 8th VA15 Corey Lincoln, 9th SA77 Dan Evans , 10th V4 Phil Lock, 11th SA18 Jed Bell, 12th SA16 Jack Gartner, 13th SA 32 Ben Gartner, 14th SA90 Michael Lovegrove, 15th VA91 Dan Scott, 16th NS38 Shaun Forrell, 17th SA42 Jamie Hendry, 18th USA00 Cory Eliason-DNF, 19th SA5 Trigga Gates-DNF, 20th V16 James Wren-DNF.
Heat winners: SA95 Jarman Dalitz, V4 Phil Lock, USA00 Cory Eliason,V34 Brenten Farrer, SA96 Brendan Guerin, SA33 Mark Caruso.
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Ben Gartner - $100 cash
B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – Phil Lock – drum of methanol
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Corey Lincoln
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Jackpot
All Star Hot Arse Award – Dan Evans - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Brenten Farrer – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Jamie Hendry
Thursday November 23, 2017. All Media
The JSR King of the River starts to take shape with Round 3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series this Saturday night at Murray Bridge Speedway with another solid field of 25 cars. 17 travelling All Star regulars are set to challenge the locals and see who can take out the honours.
USA’s Cory Eliason is making a surprise early appearance to the Series driving for Adam Currie Team 59 Motorsport. Eliason’s last visit saw him pick up a neat $10,000 at the All Star Challenge last January at Simpson Speedway. Landing in Australia only on Wednesday the team will set about fine tuning the car and mounting a Maxwill 360 power plant for the weekend.
Many of the All Stars will have to cross the border for the 8 hour drive from Victoria whilst others are lucky enough to have a short trip to the Bridge after putting in the miles over the past few weeks. Current Series Champ Chris Solomon also currently leads the points going into this weekend closely followed by his older brother Paul Solomon in the Hutchins Motorsport ART.
Paul was the one to beat at Heartland Raceway last weekend and will want to back it up. Mark Caruso has run each round of the series this season and the number of laps he has done around the Bridge he would have to feel comfortable with a home track advantage. Farmer Phil Lock in the V4 Cool won the same round last year and would dearly love to repeat it. Renmark’s Dan Evans has been fast and always one to watch.
The number 16’s have been battling it out between each other and putting on some exciting racing against each other with V16 James Wren and SA16 Jack Gartner both ready to repeat it again. Cody Atkins, Jarman Dalitz, Michael Tancredi, Brenten Farrer , Father and Son duo Corey and Colin Lincoln all series regulars all keen to lock in good results. South Aussie hard chargers Michael Lovegrove, Brendan Guerin and Jamie Hendry all have experience and perform well on their home track.
“3 States in 4 weekends shows that we have been clocking up the k’s and we are all excited about running back at Murray Bridge. The Bridge has always been a big supporter of 360’s and our Series and it’s a pleasure to go back there” Searle tell us.
Leading the JSR King of the River Mini Series is Chris Solomon, Dan Evans 2nd, Mark Caruso 3rd, James Wren 4th and Phil Lock in 5th.
Sunday November 19, 2017. All Media
‘Cyclone’ Paul Solomon picked up top points at the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series last night at Heartland Raceway. Showing speed from the start Solomon led the main from flag to flag in a comfortable win. The V7 was followed home by Rusty Hickman’s V40 J&J and Chris Solomon’s family owned FMG V83. 410 regular Eddie Lumbar slotted his 360 in for the Moama event and after a great drive was rewarded with a 4th place finish.
Young hard charger Dan Evans SA77 rounded out the top 5.
In what turned out to unfortunately be a late night the crowd were still rewarded with an exciting 30 laps and the 4 wide salute at the Promoters request. After starting off late and ambulance issue in attendance to a support class accident the time issue was compounded throughout the night.
The race track was in great condition for the 30 lap A and enabled good close racing. V78 Campbell and V7 Solomon lined up on the front row of the A. With a lap two incident which saw Campbell spinning leaving V34 Brenten Farrer with now where to go except hitting Campbell. Damage to Farrer’s car unfortunately put him on the infield for the reminder of the race.
V83 Chris Solomon, V40 Rusty Hickman, SA33 Caruso, V6 Lumbar all applying pressure on each other whilst working their way thru lap traffic. SA16 Jack Gartner and V16 James Wren diced with each other lap after lap swapping positions time and time again with Gartner finally crossing the line in front of Wren.
Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award was V78 Chris Campbell with a 15.539.
A Main results: 1st V7 Paul Solomon, 2nd V40 Rusty Hickman, 3rd V83 Chris Solomon, 4th V6 Eddie Lumbar, 5th SA77 Dan Evans, 6th SA33 Mark Caruso, 7th SA16 Jack Gartner, 8th V16 James Wren, 9th Michael Tancredi , 10th SA69 Cody Atkins, 11th NT26 Tony Moule, 12th V4 Phil Lock, 13th V78 Chris Campbell, 14th NS38 Shaun Forrell, 15th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 16th VA2 Boyd Harris, 17th SA98 Cheian Perrett-DNF, 18th VA15 Corey Lincoln- DNF, 19th V34 Brenten Farrer-DNF.
Heat winners: V78 Chris Campbell, V7 Paul Solomon, V83 Chris Solomon, V34 Brenten Farrer, NT26 Tony Moule, V6 Eddie Lumbar
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Shaun Forrell - $100 cash
B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – Cody Atkins – drum of methanol
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – James Wren
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Phil Lock
All Star Hot Arse Award – Mark Caruso - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Chris Campbell – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Boyd Harris
Thursday November 16, 2017. All Media
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is at Heartland Raceway, Moama this Saturday night for RD2 of the JSR King of the Rivers. “So far we have crossed the Murray river at Mildura and this weekend at Echuca.
Both towns are picturesque and special and we love visiting them. Especially when we have the chance to throw in a race meeting” Searle tells us. The River Run is over the first 4 shows which are all based along the Murray & Ovens Rivers and has $2000 to win purse.
Even though defending Series Champ Chris Solomon V83 machine was on the podium at RD1 he will be looking for another strong finish with vital points going towards the both the Series and the river run.
V7 Paul Solomon driving for Ken & Benisa Hutchins always has good results at the big Heartland track and after a strong start to the Series picking up the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award at Mildura will be one to watch on the night.
South Aussie’s making the long haul to Moama are Trigga Gates SA5, SA69 Cody Atkins, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA77 Dan Evans & SA33 Mark Caruso. Gates loves the big Heartland track and is keen to do well after struggling with engine gremlins at Mildura. Young Gun member this season is Jack Gartner in the SA16, this is Gartner’s 3rdd season in Sprintcars. Ben Gartner’s SA32 is another youngster who has locked in the series after running selected shows last season. Ben is a cousin to Jack and both teams travel out of Penola SA.
Rusty Hickman’s V40 J&J is making a return to the Series after competing in the Northern Territory during the off season as running several 410 events. The young charger will be keen to kick of his return to 360’s on a high note. Farrer, Lock, Wren, Tancredi, Corey Lincoln, Campbell will be also trying to secure points for the King of the Rivers and the $2000 purse going along with it.
With the usual All Star giveaways, posters, driver autograph signing it will be lots a family fun. On track action starts from 5.30pm. November 18th Heartland Raceway, Moama.
Sunday November 5, 2017. All Stars Media
After an 8 month wait the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series teams got to display their new war paint at Timmis Speedway Saturday night with Dave Murcott driving the Victory Lane V88 taking a flag to flag win.
Brenten Farrer’s V34 and Chris Solomon’s V83 were dicing for 2nd and 3rd with Farrer passing Solomon on the last lap to pick up second relegating Solomon into third.
Murcott enjoyed his run in the 360 “you just got to keep it wound up and keep the foot into it – but I am having fun. He then thanked car owners Victory Lane Racegear Renee & Mat Eastham. “I would like to do some more if I can fit them in”.
An eventful A Main took a while to get going with several attempts at the start. Guerin & Murcott lined up on the front row with Caruso & Paul Solomon behind them. Reds were bought on at the start with Paul Solomon & Guerin sitting on the infield as a result.
NT26 Tony Moule, S95 Jarman Dalitz suffered damage also but were able to restart. After a promising start Stacey Gallifords night was also ended abruptly as she retained front end damage and slid into the tire wall in Turn 4. Farrer’s night was not going to plan for the Team with pesky engine issues.
After dropping a heat and lining up in the B he drove the wheels off the car to put it onto the podium. Reds were bought out again with S69 Cody Atkins, S16 Jack Gartner & NS38 Shaun Forrell all suffering damage and ending their nights in a Turn 3 incident.
Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award was V7 Paul Solomon with a 12.510 on the last qualifying lap of the session.
A Main results: 1st V88 Dave Murcott, 2nd V34 Brenten Farrer, 3rd V83 Chris Solomon, 4th SA77 Daniel Evans, 5th V4 Phil Lock, 6th SA33 Mark Caruso, 7th V16 James Wren 8th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 9th Michael Tancredi , 10th NR26 Tony Moule, 11th SA11 Scott Enderl, 12th SA16 Jack Gartner-DNF, 13th SA69 Cody Atkins -DNF, 14th NS38 Shaun Forrell-DNF, 15th SA32 Ben Gartner – DNF, 16th V33 Michael Holt –DNF, 17th VA15 Corey Lincoln-DNF, 18th NSW56 Stacey Galliford-DNF, 19th SA96 Brendan Guerin-DNF,20th V7 Paul Solomon-DNF
Heat winners: V33 Michael Holt, V88 Dave Murcott, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, V29 Michael Tancredi, S96 Brendan Guerin, V7 Paul Solomon
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Chris Solomon - $100 cash
B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – Tony Moule – drum of methanol
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jarman Dalitz –
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Jackpot to the next round
All Star Hot Arse Award – Corey Lincoln - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Paul Solomon – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Tuesday October 31, 2017. All Stars Media
“We are about to kick off season No. 11 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Timmis Speedway, this Sat night – Nov 4th.
I can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back at Mildura again for our opening night. With a star-studded field of top 360 competitors we open with a fantastic car count and with the running of the Col Beasley 410 Classic on Sunday night effectively having a double header it will be a top weekend of racing” says Mandy Searle Series Promoter.
Back by popular demand is the JSR ‘King of the Rivers’. This will be Round 1 of the 4-round mini-series. The River Run is over the first 4 shows which are all based along the Murray & Ovens Rivers and has $2000 to win purse.
13 teams have contracted to the series with the top 10 locked into the End of Season Awards. Teams committing are V7 Paul Solomon, V29 Michael Tancredi, V4 Phil Lock, V83 Chris Solomon, SA5 Trigga Gates, V34 Brenten Farrer, VA55 Georgia McLeod, SA69 Cody Atkins, V16 James Wren, SA77 Dan Evans, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, NSW 46 Stacey Galliford, SA32 Ben Gartner.
Current Series Champ Chris Solomon is back in the FMG family owned V83 mount. Solomon competed under the Tony Bartlett banner last year and the pair were a very successful match. This season however Bartlett is taking on less rounds after spending the month of August competing in the States. Young Rookie Brayden Cooley will be driving for Bartlett when they are prepped but unfortunately will miss the first one or two shows.
V7 Paul ‘Cyclone’ Solomon has teamed up with car owner Ken Hutchins. Hutchins is renowned for putting different drivers in the family owned race team.
Making his debut with the All Stars is Dave Murcott. Murcott is driving the V88 Victory Lane Racegear for Mat Eastham. The team have contracted to World Series this season but beforehand are slotting a 360 in for this show.
Hard charging SA44 Daniel Evans likes the Mildura track as does V34 Brenten Farrer. SA33 Mark Caruso makes a return after running 410s, with both being past Series Champs their talent is an asset to the field.
Another hard charger making a return after sitting out the majority of last season is veteran Tony Moule in the NT26. Moule’s experience always puts him at the ‘pointy end of the field’ and he will certainly be looking to lock in another A Main win.
V4 Phil Lock, SA5 Trigga Gates, V11 Brad Foster, S96 Brenden Guerin, SA16 Jack Gartner, SA69 Cody Atkins, VA55 young Georgia McLeod- the list goes on, it really is an All Star-studded field of racers to kick of the season.
Make a weekend of it with the emotionally charged 2nd Col Beasley 410 Classic being held the night after turning this effectively into a 2-night show to kick off our season.
On track action starts from .00pm. November 5th Timmis Speedway, Mildura
Wednesday October 25, 2017. All Stars Media
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series are thrilled to announce that support from Mortimer Petroleum has been locked in for the oncoming 2017 – 2018 season.
Mortimer Petroleum are a locally owned and independently run petrol station and has been providing the Drysdale/Geelong community with reliable service for 50 years.
They have also serviced the Western Victoria’s regional farming, commercial and industrial businesses with bulk fuel deliveries directly to the premises for a similar length of time. Their service stations are located at 97 High St. Drysdale, Meredith & Batesford.
“We are excited to have Mortimer Petroleum involved with the Series this season and have to thank them for their commitment. Hopefully it might be to start of a great relationship between us. So, if any of our teams are travelling through those areas please remember to support the business that support us and fill up at Mortimer Petroleum.
The same goes for any of our farming friends purchasing bulk fuel please give Mortimer Petroleum a call.” says Mandy Searle
Monday October 23, 2017. All Stars Media
For the 10th season Oval Express Magazine have come back on board supporting the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series and offer a driver the chance to win a 12-month subscription of the magazine for the winner of the Quick Time Award at every series round.
Oval Express Magazines Phil & Michelle Jordison have been long term supporters of the 360’s. “The August edition of the magazine had a fantastic 4-page story and pictorial on our big money show the All Star Challenge giving all our competitors’ brilliant exposure! Mandy Searle tells us.
“To continue to have ties with a quality production like Oval Express is a bonus for us and gives our teams some great exposure.” says Searle.
Monday October 16, 2017. All Stars Media
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series are able to offer more driver rewards this oncoming season. Hickman’s Tree Maintenance have again come on board to support series drivers offering $200 per night for a Random Draw in the A Main.
Director Darren Hickman is a longtime supporter of the All Star Series and was also the inaugural Series Champion. Hickman has stepped away from driving duties this season and is now passing his knowledge and experience along to his son Rusty.
The Random Draw will be announced at the trophy presentation each night and drivers finishing between 4th place and 20th place in the A Main will be eligible for it. Numbers will go into a barrel and be drawn out by the A Main winner on the night and the driver that finishes in the position drawn out it the lucky winner. The driver must be in attendance to collect the money otherwise it will jackpot to the following round.
“We can’t thank Darren & Sandie enough for their support and being able to offer this prize to our teams is fantastic.” Searle tells us.
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Wednesday October 11, 2017. All Stars Media
Paul & Lynton Jeffrey of Vortex Racing Products has again offered to supply the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series with an Outlaw Top wing for their End of Season Pointfund. The “Vortex Altitude Award” is presented to the driver with the most roll over’s for the All Star season.
“How cool is it to have a company like Vortex back on board for their 10th season of support”, a thrilled Mandy Searle tells us. “With major teams in Australia and multiple WOO & Knoxville Nationals wins in the USA it just proves that Vortex make a fantastic product. Since the company started back in 1995 the growth and popularity they have achieved is amazing. I’m so pleased that they have decided to continue their support again this season.”
It is an unfortunate way to win an award – but on the positive side the series can give something back to a competitor that really deserves it.
Last season Chris Solomon won this award and certainly appreciated the Vortex Outlaw Top wing. ‘It was a bit ironic that Chris won as was also the Series Champion – but this just reinforced to us that Chris didn’t have a particularly easy season and had to work hard for his Series win.”
The name Vortex still leads the way in wing concept, design and manufacturing. Check out their web site www.vortexracingproducts.com.au for full information on their products or email Paul Jeffrey at [email protected]
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